It’s been a rocky Summer in the Rocky Mountains, pardon the pun.
After completely overhauling their front office and part of their roster, the Denver Nuggets are unlikely to achieve the success they had this past season, winning 57 games en route to their tenth straight playoff appearance.
It will be especially difficult if starting point guard Ty Lawson‘s legal troubles continue to grow.
Lawson, who was arrested for harassment this past Saturday night reportedly pushed his pregnant girlfriend twice during an argument.
Per the Denver Post:
Lawson faces charges of criminal mischief and harassment, because Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies said he pushed Pettiford twice and moved her away from her closet to keep her from packing. Pettiford faces charges of criminal mischief and domestic violence because deputies said she intentionally threw Lawson’s phone against a wall “in an attempt to get some control in the situation,” the arrest affidavits show.
Pettiford’s mother requested the deputies check on her daughter about 9:30 a.m. Saturday because Pettiford had told her earlier in the morning that she was fighting with Lawson, but the phone went dead.
Pettiford’s mother told dispatchers she was concerned because her daughter is six months pregnant, and because she had told her mother that Lawson had pushed her before, the affidavits say.
The Post suggests that the argument began when Lawson’s girlfriend overheard the Denver guard speaking to another woman on the phone.